Andrew Powell

Principal Advisor in the Research Department at Inter-American Development Bank

Andrew Powell holds a Ba, MPhil., & DPhil. from the University of Oxford. He was Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Queen Mary's (University of London) and then at Warwick University. He was Head of Research (March 1995 – June 1996) and then Chief Economist (June 1996 - April 2001) of the Central Bank of Argentina. He was subsequently Professor in the Business School of the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires to September 2005 and then joined the Research Department of the IDB. He moved departments to be the Regional Economic Advisor for the Caribbean and then returned to the Research Department as Principal Advisor. Andrew has published numerous academic papers in leading economic journals on commodity markets, capital flows, banking, the role of multilateral financial institutions, regulation and international finance. His most recent publication in the Journal of International Economics considers the preferred creditor status of multilateral development banks (MDBs) and recent working papers have been on corporate debt in emerging economies, capital flows, the market for syndicated bank lending and risk transfer (how multilaterals lenders can shed risk to be able to lend more). Powell has been the Coordinator of the IDB's annual Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report for several years and recently edited the IDB’s Development in the Americas flagship report “Dealing with Debt”.